“Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka’s north” by Al Jazeera

More than 100 people have been arrested during protests against the gang-rape and murder of a 17-year-old schoolgirl, in the biggest public demonstration recorded in Sri Lanka’s north.

Police fired tear gas and shops, banks and schools were closed on Wednesday as the protests brought Jaffna, the capital of Northern Province, to a standstill.

The protesters demanded that authorities hand over nine men who were arrested and about to face court over the incident.

The victim left for school on Wednesday last week but never arrived.

via: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2015/05/gang-rape-prompts-protests-sri-lanka-north-150520182532004.html



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DM (2015, 29 juin). “Gang-rape prompts protests in Sri Lanka’s north” by Al Jazeera. SRI LANKA & DIASPORAS. Consulté le 22 juin 2024, à l’adresse https://doi.org/10.58079/u8px

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